Local Pick Up at Cowan Avenue

Local Pick Up at Cowan Avenue

We are officially moved into 207 Cowan Avenue, Studio A.

Our current pick up schedule for our Parkdale Studio is:

Friday December 8, 11am-5pm
Saturday December 9, 11am-3pm
Sunday December 10, 12pm-3pm
Monday December 11, 3pm-6pm
Tuesday December 12, 11am-8pm (place your order by 5pm December 5th for pick up by Saturday December 9th)
Wednesday December 13, 12pm-6pm
Thursday December 14, 12pm-6pm
Friday December 15, 11am-5pm
Saturday December 16, 11am-3pm

Orders must be placed by 5pm Tuesday December 12 in order to make this week's Parkdale Local Pick Up and class supply schedule beginning Saturday December 16. 

We'll be updating this page often, so check back to see when additional times and days are added. 

Do not hesitate to email or call outside of these hours to see if another pickup time is available for you - 416-534-5305

September 01, 2023 — Karyn Valino
1267 Queen West Is Officially Closed

1267 Queen West Is Officially Closed

We are currently packing up and preparing to move to our two new locations in Parkdale & Sprucedale. We are offering final curbside pickups at 1267 Queen West of online orders on the following days:

CURBSIDE PICKUPS at 1267 Queen Street West
Wednesday August 23, 11am-5pm
Thursday August 24, 11am-5pm
Friday August 25, 11am-5pm
Tuesday August 30, 11am-5pm

Please call 416-534-5305 or knock and we will bring your order to the door. 

August 23, 2023 — Karyn Valino
Sweet Sixteen Sale & Celebration : August 19th

Sweet Sixteen Sale & Celebration : August 19th

Sweet Sixteen Anniversary Festivities on August 19, 2023, 11am-5pm
Save the date on your calendar here!

If you joined us for our ten year anniversary back in 2017, the day will be very similar. Doors open at 11am with the first one hundred customers receiving a ticket they can redeem at the cash desk on their way out for a special swag bag filled with goodies from our generous vendors, friends and neighbours with any $50 purchase.

August 15, 2023 — Karyn Valino
the workroom Sprucedale

the workroom Sprucedale

A couple months ago, we announced we'd be leaving 1267 Queen Street and changing how we do business in order to keep the workroom alive. A big part of the equation of our new structure is moving the retail/online shop out of Toronto to reduce the exorbitant brick & mortar costs that we can no longer sustain. I'm delighted to finally share with you that we just got the keys to the workroom's new permanent home. Welcome to your first sneak peek of the workroom Sprucedale.
July 28, 2023 — Karyn Valino
the workroom Parkdale

the workroom Parkdale

We're finally giving you a sneak peek into our beautiful Parkdale Studio that will be located at 207 Cowan Avenue. Located just one block west of our current location and behind the Parkdale Public Library sits a sweet heritage building that was formerly a switchboard office for Bell Canada. Some updates and renovations are being done to the unit before we take over at the beginning of September, but this photo gives you a glimpse at how perfect this bright space will be as a welcoming workshop space for us to continue to make and learn together in. 
July 21, 2023 — Karyn Valino
Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Has the workroom changed your life?  Do you feel more community because of our welcoming space, our workshops, our events and our team members? If the answer is 'Yes!" - Can we can count on you to help us?!

  1. Join our online membership community - the workroom studio
  2. Sign up for a workshop! 
  3. Shop the store in person or online. 
  4. Buy a gift card.
  5. Hug a workroom team member!
June 03, 2023 — Karyn Valino
the workroom studio membership

the workroom studio membership

Community + Gathering + Connecting

1.    Yearly Members Only - Exclusive discounts on in-person workshops 
2.    Monthly virtual & in-person Members-Only Stitch Nights
3    Connect with the Workroom team  
4    Advanced previews on new fabric, classes and upcoming events 
5    Three Hours of Free Sew By the Hour Studio Time Per Month

May 26, 2023 — Karyn Valino
Pop Up Maker Market : Krystal Zorzi

Pop Up Maker Market : Krystal Zorzi

We are continuing our Pop Up Maker Market series with this month's maker, Krystal Zorzi. Krystal is a long time workroom community member who also took part in our Heart Crafted event in February.  We learned early on that Krystal is not only a talented and avid sewist, but is also an accomplished artist. We have always loved her custom watercolour house portraits, so we were absolutely blown away when she surprised us with a portrait of the workroom building for our February Heart Crafted event. Now you can also own a print of this wonderfully detailed rendition of the workroom's home on Queen Street West. For this Pop Up Preorder, she has created three special prints inspired by the workroom and sewing, along with a sweet patchwork block greeting card.
May 05, 2023 — Karyn Valino
Heart Crafted 2023

Heart Crafted 2023

Heart Crafted is back at the workroom! Mark your calendars and plan a trip to the shop on Sunday February 12 from 12-5pm. ​​​​​​​​
Join us and over 13 local vendors selling their beautiful hand-crafted work at this pre-Valentine's Day event. 
February 03, 2023 — Karyn Valino

Boxing Week Fabric Sale

You've spent the last few months and weeks working on presents for your loved ones. Now, it's time to treat yourself to some things from your personal wish list. The Workroom's Boxing Week Fabric Sale is on now until January 2nd at midnight. The more you spend, the more you save!

Please note! Minimum cut during the sale is a half metre. We have turned off the option to select fat quarters for the duration of the sale. This sale applies to all in-stock fabric, including bundles. We have also included anything in our HOLIDAY collection to the sale as well! This includes some adorable Lizzy House cards, metallic threads and the Kylie & The Machine Advent Calendar. Preorder fabric and single fat quarters are excluded from the sale pricing. The discount level will apply to the pretax total of all Fabric & Holiday collection items in your cart only. Non-sale items in your cart do not contribute to your discount level total for this sale. But! Your total cart value will always apply to your loyalty rewards bonus when you shop online. ENJOY!

December 27, 2021 — Karyn Valino
Shop Small + Give Back | the workroom

Shop Small + Give Back

Treat your future self to something really fun by shopping now!

While we never do a traditional pre-holiday sale, we do love an opportunity show our appreciation to our beloved community. Once again, we will be offering a special online shop credit to all online store purchases from today, November 19th until Monday November 29th. The credit is automatic and no codes are needed!
November 19, 2021 — Karyn Valino
The Button Dept. Online Launch! | the workroom

The Button Dept. Online Launch!

We are excited to announce that the workroom has just launched The Button Dept. online. This vast resource for makers will offer a unique opportunity to source beautiful vintage buttons for your handmade garments and projects. A new collection will be posted each week for you to explore this growing catalog.
March 26, 2021 — Karyn Valino